The aptly named Rhinelander from the Valiant Armoury Craftsman Series takes its design elements from the finely crafted longswords of the late 15th century; swordsmiths of the Holy Roman Empire and the Swiss Cantons were at an apex of their craft creating longswords that melded fine aesthetics with no loss to efficiency and practicality. This example features an elegant S-Curve crossguard which is paired with a lengthy grip and extended pommel for leverage. The blade is broad and sweeping and well optimized for cutting.
The blade is of 6150 high carbon steel and the steel was normalized twice-over to give it superior internal grain structure and to ensure that the steel carbon content is evenly distributed for optimal heat treatment. The blade has a hardness of 52 HRc and the blade edges have appleseed edge geometry to ensure that they are resistant to damage as well as being sharp.
The crossguard and pommel are made from steel and the hardwood grip is bound in tight leather. The blade is hot-peened to the pommel for a tough and dependable construction. The sword is matched with a scabbard of wood which is wrapped in tight leather. The sword hangers are bands of leather with buckles which are knotted onto the scabbard and these attach to the included sword belt of high quality leather. The belt can be adjusted to size with its adjustable belt buckle.